Whitehorse man fighting to save 'purple cabin' the Yukon gov't says is unsafe

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For about the last four years, Eric DeLong has lived in a purple painted house in downtown Whitehorse, which he’s dubbed “the purple cabin.”

But he might not be able to call it his home much longer after the Yukon government said the lease for the land the house sits on is over, and that it will not renew it due to safety concerns.

The Whitehorse resident is now fighting to keep his downtown rental house, on Sixth Avenue and Lambert Street, and recently started an online campaign to save the home.

DeLong sublets the cabin from the lease owner of the property, Len Tarka, who was approved for a lease of this site

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